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Program Director

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Organizational Profile:
The American Exchange Project (AEP) is a 501(c)3 national non-profit startup sending young adult Americans on the road to discover our country. We empower high school seniors to experience their country for FREE. The ultimate vision: to send 25% of American teenagers on the road, out of their comfort zones – and into each other’s lives – for free. Visit our website or check out this video to learn more.

AEP’s staff is a dynamic team of entrepreneurial individuals. We operate in a fast-paced, often-
changing environment that is built on and prioritizes the cultivation of partnership and relationships with others. Team members will be independent workers who also highly value collaboration and the opportunity to work across functions.

Program Director:

We are looking for an individual passionate about working with adolescents/young adults, traveling, and understanding what it means to live between two worlds. This individual is fast-tracked to spend the first 4-8 months immersed in understanding AEP’s model and guiding their direct reports as they prepare to lead local AEP Exchanges. Within 12-16 months, we anticipate this individual’s role will grow as the organization scales, overseeing larger teams of educators and youth leaders around the country who carry out AEP Exchanges.

Core Responsibilities:
● Manage and supervise groups of educators/youth leaders coordinating AEP Exchanges.
● Communicate with a variety of stakeholders – parents, host families, students, community
leaders, etc.
● Extensive travel will be required during the summer (mid-June through mid-August), and
additional travel will be required periodically throughout the year.
● Lead Exchange Managers as they work with their student committee and community
volunteers to develop Exchange itineraries, transportation plans, and any other logistics
required to host an effective Exchange.
● Evaluate program policies to ensure that they meet stakeholder needs, are effectively
administered, and are fairly applied.
● Assist in preparing the Program Departmental budget; administer approved amounts, and
ensure local Exchanges are in compliance with budgetary guidelines.
● Collaborate with other AEP Departments to ensure effective use of our resources, promote
organizational growth, and the development of innovative programs.
● Ensure that all contact information, databases, and statistical information are maintained,
updated, internally communicated, and properly secured.

● A minimum of 2 to 3 years of experience leading and managing teams.
● Experience working/volunteering in an environment with adolescents/young adults from
different cultures/backgrounds.
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
● Strong attention to detail.
● Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.
● Ability to work effectively in a remote collaborative work environment.
● Customer-facing experience.
● Ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to changing policies and processes.

Preferred Skills and Traits
● Experience with Salesforce.
● Proficiency with Google Workspace applications.
● A willingness to engage in difficult conversations.
● An eagerness and passion for organizational development and team building.

Please note: All jobs and internships are designed to be completely remote and can be
completed from anywhere in the United States. The AEP National Team meets in person 2-4 times per year for team-building conferences that require travel.

How to Apply:
Please submit a resume to with “2023 Program Director
Applicant” in the subject line. The application process will remain open until the position is filled.

AEP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or
disability. AEP is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of
discrimination and harassment.

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